Jerome-Perkinsville Road

Chino Valley, Arizona (Yavapai County)
Last Updated: 08/16/2018
5/5 (1 review)
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 16 miles
Highest Elevation: 5846 feet
Duration: About 1 hour 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Chino Valley
Nearest Town w/ Services: Jerome
Official Road Name: FR318, CO72
Management Agency: Prescott National Forest
District: Chino Valley Ranger District
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Highlight: Jerome-Perkinsville Road

Along the route you can get amazing views of the Mogollon Rim, the striking reds of Red Rock Country, and the rolling desert hills just east of Chino Valley. You also get to drive along side the Woodchute Mountain Wilderness Area on the southern portion of this trail. To the north is Perkinsville and the Verde River. From there you can continue further north to William, or west to Chino.



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1. Trailhead

The pavement ends and the dirt begins at the Gold King Mine & Ghost Town. If you have some extra time and cash, you might find this attraction interesting.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 34.757870, -112.130030

Starting Point: Jerome, Arizona Fire Station

From within the old mining town of Jerome, Arizona along Highway 89A, find the fire station downtown. Adjacent to the fire station is Perkinsville Road heading west towards the Gold King Mine & Ghost Town. There's an excellent large parking lot just a short distance down this road for airing down. A short distance further the dirt starts just as you are passing the Gold King Mine & Ghost Town. At the other end of the trail, it's the only public road in all of Perkinsville. You can't miss it.


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S.J. Hollist

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Florida

I've been writing for TrailsOffroad since August 2015. Before that, I had been off-road in places like central and northern Utah, east and west Texas, and central and northern Arizona. I've even driven off-road on an island in the Caribbean (the one time I've driven a Jeep off-road). I joined TrailsOffroad because it combines my three favorite hobbies: Off-roading obviously; I've also been blogging for most of my life - even before it was done on the internet (ever heard of a dial-up BBS?) - and even wrote a political column for for a few years; I also have experience with building websites and promoting on social media. These experiences made writing for Trails Offroad a good fit for me, and I've been enjoying it very much. When I'm not working at my IT job, or playing with my kids, I go on runs with a group of people who like to collaborate on [](, and run my own online marketing and web content company (my wife calls it my hobby business) [The Rotisory Foundation]( (named after a BBS I used to run back in High School and College before the Internet became overwhelmingly popular). I'm a big Toyota fan. I've owned two 4x4 Tacomas, an older 4x4 Toyota pickup, and I'm now on my second FJ Cruiser (the first was a TRD SE 6 speed, that I got rid of after my twins were born). You can learn more about my adventures at [](


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Trail Reviews (2)

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
This is an incredible, relaxing, fun, scenic drive. I love it. Jerome is a great starting point, and the views will blow your mind. Pretty easy road up to Perkins Ranch, but it can get really gnarly after that depending on what route you take if you keep going north.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Started this trip from Chino Valley at Perkinsville Rd. Roads are county roads and nicely groomed (fine for 2wd - a little bumpy and some washboard in areas). At the Perkinsville-Jerome "intersection", we went north up to the Verde Valley Railroad crossing. Then turned back south and headed for Jerome. Great vistas and a relaxing easy cruise.